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I installed Xfce desktop and removed Ubuntu. It turns out that making a screenshot requires running a special application called ScreenShot instead of just pressing PrtSc button.

I wonder, how do I do a screenshot in the same way I did before by pressing PrtSc button?

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That maybe because of the mix-n-match. A 100% Xubuntu install would have the Prnt Scrn bound to Xfce4-screenshooter. But it appears that the Ubuntu bindings are still in effect. –  user25656 Jun 11 '13 at 4:07
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@vasa1, I asked how to bind PrtSc with making a screenshot command. –  Alan Dert Jun 11 '13 at 6:27

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Go to

XFCE Menu --> Settings --> Keyboard >>> Application Shortcuts,

and add the "xfce4-screenshooter -f" command to use the "PrintScreen" key in order to take fullscreen screenshots.

Check archlinux wiki for more details. Or look at http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-settings/start .

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but can't add or remove any command from there. –  Alan Dert Jun 11 '13 at 6:18
It should work. On clicking add, a small window named shortcut command will open. In the text box, add /usr/bin/xfce4-screenshooter -f, then press OK and press the shortcut button. –  nizar malangadan Jun 11 '13 at 14:41
there is no 'add' button -- makescreen.ru/i/65ede79a40e0ba10f5ba2a02ab1dc1.jpg –  Alan Dert Jun 12 '13 at 15:48
Looks like it is a newer interface. Maybe the feature to add new shortcuts will come later, not in your current version. –  nizar malangadan Jun 15 '13 at 13:12

If you are using a Chromebook, you could also adjust key bindings, since there is no "print screen" key.

You could also just use the terminal commands "xfce4-screenshooter -w" to capture the terminal window, or use the -f flag to capture the whole screen and then edit in the image editor of your choice.

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